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Rabbi Yaakov Ariel

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Rabbi Yaakov Ariel: Anyone not vaccinated violates Jewish law

'He may not enter the synagogue to pray; it is forbidden to allow him to remain if he does enter.'

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel: Anyone not vaccinated violates Jewish law

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel: 'Sue teachers who don't get vaccinated'

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, leading Religious Zionist rabbi, says: 'Children's right to health more important than teachers' 'personal rights.'

'Sue teachers who aren't vaccinated'

Infection instead of vaccination? Rabbi Ariel responds

Rabbi Ariel responds to question: Is it permissible to be intentionally infected in order to get natural immunity?

Infection instead of vaccination? Rabbi Ariel responds

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel receives Israel Prize

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi receives Israel Prize for contributions to Torah literature.

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel receives Israel Prizeplayer

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel receives Israel Prize for Torah literature

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi wins 2020 Israel Prize for his contributions to spread, development of Torah study.

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel receives Israel Prize for Torah literature

'Buses are empty on Shabbat; no need for them'

Former Rabbi of Ramat Gan says operating public transportation on Shabbat is for votes.

'Buses are empty on Shabbat; no need for them'

'Some prefer comfort to truth'

After rabbi's public renunciation of Torah lifestyle, Rabbi Ya'akov Ariel asked to explain. 'It seems he never properly absorbed Torah way.'

'Some prefer comfort to truth'

'Judaism is not determined by DNA'

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel says Jewish law does not allow the determination of Jewish descent through genetic testing.

'Judaism is not determined by DNA'

'Whoever rejects Jewish extremists supports terrorism'

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi condemns move against Otzma unification with rightist parties; 'In emergency, no place to quibble over representation'

'Whoever rejects Jewish extremists supports terrorism'

Rabbi Ariel does not support release of boy accused of terrorism

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi Rabbi Yaakov Ariel denies reports he signed letter supporting release of teen accused of killing Aisha Rabi.

Rabbi Ariel does not support release of boy accused of terrorism

'Infiltrator plan upsets you? Bring them to your town!'

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel rules that infiltrators must not remain in Israel. 'All the holier-than-thou moralists do not live in south Tel Aviv.'

'Infiltrator plan upsets you? Bring them to your town!'

'Your message spread like wildfire'

Minister Naftali Bennett participates in event honoring Rabbi Yaakov Ariel in Ramat Gan.

'Your message spread like wildfire'

Rabbi Ariel: LGBT people are not 'forced' to sin

Leading rabbi says claiming homosexuals are 'forced' into acting the way they do allows criminals to say the same.

Rabbi Ariel: LGBT people are not 'forced' to sin

'After growing up in the Mandate, we appreciate independence'

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi Yaakov Ariel speaks with Arutz Sheva about establishment of Israel and our obligation to thank God.

'After growing up in the Mandate, we appreciate independence'

'We want to make kashrut more efficient: Is that so bad?'

Head of Tzohar rabbinic movement questions why call to reform kashrut supervision called a 'disaster.'

'We want to make kashrut more efficient: Is that so bad?'

Rabbi Ariel: Tzohar leading Israel to disaster

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi tells Arutz Sheva plans by Tzohar rabbinic group to privatize kosher supervision would be 'disaster for Judaism'.

Rabbi Ariel: Tzohar leading Israel to disaster

'In our generation women are obligated to study Torah'

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, Rabbi of Ramat Gan, says that women can suffer spiritual degeneration if they do not study Torah regularly.

'In our generation women are obligated to study Torah'

'Rabbis shouldn't destroy the Chief Rabbinate's framework'

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, Rabbi of Ramat Gan, slammed efforts to undermine the Rabbinate's kashrut system and privatize kashrut certification.

'Rabbis shouldn't destroy the Chief Rabbinate's framework'

Reform Movement calls to sanction leading rabbis

Reform Movement calls to punish Rabbis Yaakov Ariel and David Yosef for 'unfitting' statements against homosexuals, Women of the Wall.

Reform Movement calls to sanction two leading rabbis

Bnei Akiva: Stop the attacks and insults

Bnei Akiva leaders signed off on a statement which begs "for an appropriate discourse...between brothers."

Bnei Akiva: Stop the attacks and insults

Ramat Gan Rabbi Slams Calls to Lift Kitniot Ban

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel rails against recent calls for lifting of legumes ban on Passover: 'Could uproot the entire Halachic system.'

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi Slams Attempts to Lift Kitniot Ban

Liberal Anti-Family Laws 'Modern Pharaoh's Decree'

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel calls to strengthen family values, warns Israelis are marrying later and later.

Liberal Anti-Family Laws are 'Modern Pharaoh's Decree'

'Forbidden to Treat Soldiers as Criminal Suspects'

Rabbi Ariel slams talk of investigation of IDF for 'Hannibal Protocol'; blood of civilians who don't leave war zone 'on their own heads.'

'It is Forbidden to Treat Soldiers like Criminal Suspects'

'The Synagogue is not a Place to Meet Friends'

Rabbi of Ramat Gan says that while the shul is the meeting place of the community, it is also a holy place.

'The Synagogue is not a Place to Meet Friends'

Zionist Rabbi: Enlisting Women Dangerous, Immoral

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel says forcing women to enlist in the IDF is immoral. ‘Women should not be subordinate.’

Zionist Rabbi: Enlisting Women Dangerous, Immoral

Rabbi Ariel: No Phones On in Synagogue – Period

Rabbi of Ramat Gan nixes cell phones in synagogue, even on ‘silent’ mode, and has warning for Torah pamphlets as well.

Rabbi Ariel: No Phones On in Synagogue – Period

Rabbi: 'Banks The Last Place to Borrow Money From'

Ramat Gan's Chief Rabbi discusses Halachic prohibition against charging interest and "heter iska" with Arutz Sheva.

Rabbi Ariel: 'Banks are the Last Place to Borrow Money From'

Bennett: Chief Rabbi Results Could Split My Party

The results of the elections for Chief Rabbi may end up pulling the Bayit Yehudi party apart.

Bennett: Chief Rabbi Results Could Split Religious Zionists

Rabbi Ariel: Don’t Go to Rabbi for Blessing – Pray

Ramat Gan rabbi denounces practice of going to rabbis for a special blessing in times of trouble.

Rabbi Ariel: Don’t Go to Rabbis for Blessing – Pray

Piron: I’m Protecting Rabbi Ariel – He Would Lose

Minister Piron says he objects to Rabbi Ariel’s candidacy for the rabbi’s sake. 'He's above this.' Rabbi Druckman doesn't agree.

Piron: I’m Protecting Rabbi Ariel – if He Ran, He Would Lose

Bennett Working for Ariel-Amar Deal

Arutz Sheva learned that Bennett met Netanyahu, Lieberman and Piron in attempts to get their support.

Bennett Working for Ariel-Amar Deal

Rav Ovadia Endorses Rabbis Amar, Ariel

Rabbis Shlomo Amar and Ya'akov Ariel were endorsed in their elections bids for Chief Rabbi by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Endorses Rabbis Amar, Ariel

Rabbi of Samaria Throws Weight behind Rabbi Ariel

Rabbi Elyakim Levanon calls on Bayit Yehudi MKs to appoint Rabbi Yaakov Ariel as Chief Rabbi

Rabbi of Samaria Throws Weight behind Rabbi Ariel

Has Netanyahu Agreed to Appoint Chief Rabbi Ariel?

Prime Minister met Naftali Bennett, reportedly agreed to amend law so person over 70 could be appointed.

Has Netanyahu Agreed to Appoint Chief Rabbi Ariel?

New Religious-Zionist Choice for Chief Rabbi Slot?

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel may be named for chief rabbi post as no consensus is reached over three religious-Zionist candidates.

New Religious-Zionist Choice for Chief Rabbi Slot?

Rabbi: Hareidi Cities should Guard Themselves

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel: yeshiva students at Beitar Illit and Modiin Illit should not let others guard them.

Zionist Rabbi: Hareidi Cities should Guard Themselves

'Religious Jews Should Lead Social Justice Effort'

The religious community should be leading the social justice campaign and stood by too quietly in protests, says Ramat Gan Rabbi Ariel.

Rabbi Ariel: Religious Jews Should Lead Social Justice Campaign

Rav Ariel: High Court Ruling on Outposts Invalid

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel slammed the High Court's recent ruling on demolitions in Yesha saying it runs contrary to Jewish law.

Rav Ariel: High Court Ruling on Outposts Invalid

The Four Sons and the PA State

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel discusses the connection between the Four Sons of the Haggadah and the PA state.

The Four Sons, the Leftist Elite, and the PA State

Rabbis Rally over Police Summons

Leading rabbis convene to protest summons for rabbis who approved book on Torah law. Not all like the book, but defend right to support it.

Rabbis Protest Police Summons over Controversial Torah Workplayer